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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 5, 2011 4:51pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: Baseball Poll

Old Hoss Radbourn gives him a run for his money.

lol, check out old hoss' stats from 1884:
W: 59-12
ERA: 1.38
GS: 73
CG: 73 (that's right. 73 starts and 73 complete games. pitchers today are pussys. they don't condition their arms like they used to)
IP: 678.2 (all-time record of course)
SO: 441
WHIP: 0.922

they should call it the Old Hoss Award! forget cy young.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 5, 2011 4:57pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: Baseball Poll

Actually Old Hoss threw underhand from a distance of 45 feet in 1884. His other claim to fame was this photo:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Old_Hoss_Radbourn_finger.jpg

He's the guy in the upper left flipping the bird.


Big Ed Walsh in 1908 is the the all time leader in innings pitched in a season since the mound was moved to its current 60 feet 6 inch distance (464). He also won 40 games that year.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 5, 2011 5:59pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: Baseball Poll

i imagine not having a mustache must have been seen as a form of protest?

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 5, 2011 6:45pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: Baseball Poll

haha, the ones with no mustache probably couldn't grow facial hair. i'm sure the non-mustached didn't garner much respect amongst teammates.

never read that book you mention but it sounds like a fun read. if you ever get off your lazy keister and decide to read it, let me know if it's worth the time.



This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2011-11-06 01:45:05

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 5, 2011 6:37pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: Baseball Poll

There is actually 2 teams pictured together in this 1886 opening day photo. The left side with the gray hats are the Boston Beaneaters, and the right side players in white are the NY Giants.

The player to the right of the guy in the top hat is John Montgomery (Monte) Ward, the last National League pitcher to throw a perfect game prior to Jim Bunning in 1964 (Ward in 1880).

This post was modified by DeadRed1971 on 2011-11-06 01:37:56

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 5, 2011 5:12pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: Baseball Poll

haha, very nice photo, thanks. you're one of the few people who actually knew who old hoss was when i've brought him up.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 5, 2011 5:18pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: Baseball Poll

Did you know that James (Pud) Galvin, another great pitcher from the era was the first ball player to use performance enhancing drugs? He used to inject himself with monkey testosterone between games.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 5, 2011 5:28pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: Baseball Poll

haha i know of pud galvin, but i did not know that interesting factoid.

did you know babe ruth used to put a piece of cold lettuce under his cap to keep him cool, that he would change every 2 innings?